Ben Currie crashes out at Brands Hatch
Promising young Victorian racer Benjamin Currie had his British Supersport Championship hopes dealt a cruel blow after a hefty fall at Brands Hatch last weekend.
The Yamaha rider had earlier in the week celebrated his 21st birthday, but unfortunately the high hopes on the back of his victory at Oulton Park came crashing to earth in the opening Supersport bout on Saturday.
“Qualifying had went well and we managed to get another front row start which was ideal for the sprint race. I made a great start and was soon up to 2nd and threatening the leader when the red flag came out due to rain. On the restart I got sucked back into the pack and dropped to 5th. I was unsure of how hard to push because of the conditions, made a pass for 4th and was then tight for the left hander at Graham Hill Bend. As I got on the gas I lost the rear and crashed which damaged my shoulder.
“With little movement and severe pain the medical team wouldn’t let me race the feature race which is disappointing for me and the whole team as they did a great job all weekend as they always do. There is a bit of a gap until Knockhill so I will train hard to be ready for that and next week I will go to the World Superbike event to support Taz.”